Rotary Club of Albert Park


Monday, May 31, 2010
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Editor:   Loretta Michaelsen
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Future Speakers
Jun 2 2010
Ray Campbell
"The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard"
Jun 9 2010
Keith Weihl
"Alzheimer Assoc"
Jun 16 2010
Grace McQuilten
"Social Studio of Fitzroy"
Jun 23 2010
Nick Bailey
"Australian National Academy of Music"
Jun 30 2010
My Brilliant Career
"Member speaking in relation to changeover."
Jul 7 2010
Jenny Lamachina
"Beautiful Accomondation"
Jul 14 2010
Farewell to Rosalie Swank
"Rotary Exchange Student"
Jul 21 2010
Michael Dee
"Harvest Funds Management"

Upcoming Events
Apr 17 2010 - Jul 3 2010
RCAP Change Over
Jul 4 2010


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Bulletin No. RCAP...686

Wednesday May 26, 2010
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This Weeks Speaker - Adam Smith


Adam Smith-CEO Foundation for Young Australians
The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is an independent organisation committed to improving the learning outcomes and life chances of young people. To effectively deliver on this commitment, FYA undertakes research, delivers education initiatives, invests in individuals and youth-led organisations, and advocates on the issues that matter to young people.
FYA mission is to empower young Australians to be successful learners and creative, active and valued citizens.
This is achieved by supporting innovative approaches, providing rich learning opportunities and developing resources that inspire and challenge young Australians and improve their wellbeing.
Ultimately, their long-term vision is for an Australia where all young people achieve their full potential and are valued by all. We believe this vision can be realised by supporting and empowering young Australians to become successful learners and creative, active and valued citizens.

Next Weeks Speaker Ray Campbell

Ray Campbell
National Commodore

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is an organisation composed entirely of volunteers, formed in 1961 to promote safety in the operation of small craft. It guards the coast in the most effective way - initially by education, example, examination and finally by search and rescue. The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard has no law enforcement powers and enjoys a reputation for being helpful and courteous to all boat owners.
Australia, the world's largest island, has a coastline of 19,650 kilometers (12,210 miles). 90% of Australia's population lives within 120km of the coast and over 70% live in the coastal belt from Cairns in Queensland to Adelaide in South Australia.
Flotillas and radio bases are located from the Skardon River in the Gulf of Carpentaria, down the eastern sea board to Ceduna in South Australia, including Tasmania and major inland lakes and weirs. Expansion is continuing in areas of need.

Ray Campbell first joined the St Kilda Flotilla or VF2, in Victoria in 1983 and held the position of Flotilla Purser for one term prior to forming the VF05 Flotilla At Lake Eppalock in 1995 where he was appointed as Flotilla Commander, a position he held for five years until 1990. Ray was elected as the Squadron Commodore of Victoria in 1995 and was serving his 4th term as Squadron Commodore when elected as the National Commodore. Ray has represented Victoria at a national level both during his terms as Victorian Commodore and previously as the Deputy National Commodore.


Last Weeks Speaker - De Backman- Hoyle

Inspired Workforce Performers

Last week we had the pleasure of listening to a most brilliant speaker De Backman-Hoyle.  De spoke on Intergenerational Differences  the Y generation, the X generation, the Baby Boomers and why they don't always look at work ethics the same way.  She also spoke on ways in which people could improve to better understand  people in different generations.
We would like to thank De very much for her time and  presentation which was most interesting and informative

 Inspired Workforce Performers® is dedicated to maximising organisational performance through exceptional educational experiences that inspire the desire to perform in the workplace.

Their Mission is to enable their clients to gain benefits by rewarding superior performance and achieving human potential.

About Us


Change Over Luncheon

The Rotary Club of Albert Park   
Change Over Luncheon

  Sunday 4th July 2010

Member picture Member picture

Farewell  RCAP President 2009/2010 Joan Robison
Welcome  RCAP President 2010/2011
Michael Perry


Life's a Party
Powerhouse Function Centre
Lakeside Drive, Albert Park
12.00  for 12.30 Start  5pm Finish
2 Courses, Drinks Included
$110.00 All Inclusive

Special Guest Entertainment Russell Morris
Dress Smart Casual
Club Awards to be presented

Come and celebrate this once a year occasion
Members please bring your family/ friends and join us in this special occasion

Enquiries Kate Staniforth 0410 476 410 or Lorraine McIldowie 0412 315 515
Payment: Cheque, Cash, EFT or Credit Card please contact the above with your payment details.

Click HERE for flyer


May is Australian Rotary Health Research Month

     Australian Rotary Health                                     

Mental Health Awareness    -    Mental Illness

It is estimated that mental health problems will affect more than 20 per cent of Australia's adult population at some stage of their lives and between 10-15 per cent of young people in any one year.

Many people recover spontaneously and the vast majority will receive treatment and will fully recover. However, a small number will experience longer periods of distress and disability.

Mental illness is a disease just like any other illness; yet the  flowers, sympathy and support usually showered on people with a physical illness are often overlooked when people are diagnosed with a mental illness.

Myths, misunderstandings, negative attitudes and stereotypes surround mental illness. They result in stigma, isolation and discrimination. Australian Rotary Health has pledged to invest in research into mental illness to facilitate better treatment and services.

Australian Rotary Health also aims to promote greater understanding of mental illness in the community through  education programs.

Since January 2000 Australian Rotary Health has directed most of its funding to Australian mental illness research programs.

OFFICIAL VISIT FROM Rotary Club of Melbourne South

OFFICIAL VISIT FROM  Rotary Club of Melbourne South


We have arranged for The Rotary Club of Melbourne South to make an Official Club Visit to the Rotary Club of Albert Park, attending our weekly meeting on –


Wednesday, 2nd June

6.00pm for 6.30pm


Lifesaving Victoria Headquarters

Cnr. Todd Road & The Boulevard, Port Melbourne


RC Albert Park was chartered in 1992 by The Rotary Club of Melbourne South and is therefore their "Daughter Club".    

The Rotary Club of Melbourne South  will gain an insight into Albert Park's projects and meet their members in an atmosphere of warmth and great fellowship.


HEAT Invite - This Friday May 28


Heat 16 Graduation Ceremony Members from The Rotary Club of Albert Park are once again invited to come along and enjoy another Graduation Ceremony.


HEAT Patron Guy Grossi will be joined by Frank O'Connor, Mayor of City of Port
Phillip to award the successful graduates.

Date: Friday 28th May, 2010
2.00 pm

Where: SKYS Learning Centre,
62-74 Pickles St,(Cnr Richardson St & Pickles StSouth Melbourne

Drinks and canapés will be served by the new HEAT 17 participants.

Please RSVP by the 20th May to Vanessa on 9696 5340 or

Want to know about this program click the following link

Asylum Seeker Employment Project - Profiles


The Rotary Club of Albert Park
together with members from 

Brigidine Asylum Seekers

are working together on the

Asylum Seeker Employment Project.   

The first  challenge facing new arrivals in Australia is to find a job.  Another big challenge is to become known in the local community.  These two challenges are connected. It is said that 80% of job vacancies are never advertised and that many jobs are filled through word of mouth or through networking. Networking is talking to people you know about jobs.

New arrivals in Australia don't have any networks, which are so important, especially in getting their first job. This is especially in the case of Asylum Seekers because their families, friends and people they worked with in the past are not in Australia.

In order to help them become better known locally the RCAP has offered to assist asylum seekers associated the  Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project by placing profiles of individual asylum seekers on their web site for their members. It is hoped that some of these members may be able to assist some of you with your job search or perhaps with work experience opportunities in Australian workplaces.

Note: Below profiles may take a little longer than normal to open. 

Country Sri Lanka, seeking career in Sign Writing or Painting


Country Chad, Seeking Career in Legal and Community Development.

Country The Democratic Republic of Congo, seeking career as School Teacher


Country Cameroon in West Africa, seeking career in Laboratory



Country Pakistan, seeking career in the Health Field and in particular in Aged Care


Country Sri Lanka, seeking career in the Computer Field, Customer Service or Food Service


Country Sudan, seeking career in Information Technology

Who Are Aslyum Seekers. 
Countries which they have fled.
and View

Should you be able assist with any employment opportunities or if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Ian Wavish or Robert Stone on

Rotary Club of Melbourne Park Charter Evening


Rotary Club of Melbourne Park Charter Evening

Click HERE for flyer

With the help of some dedicated and experienced Rotarians, a group of around 25 young people (21-35 year old), have been working towards creating a Rotary Club that caters specifically to their needs. The newly formed Rotary Club of Melbourne Park will have their official charter evening Wednesday May 26th at the new AAMI Park  where these young people will be officially inducted.

Click the following to view their website 

The Rotary Club of Camberwell ART SHOW

May 27-30 - Click HERE for detail
Brandenburg Orchesta


Sunday August 1, 2010

Special Offers to Rotarians

Click HERE for flyer (Colour)  Click HERE for flyer (Black and White)

Welcome Home Dinner GSE Team Japan

Rotary Club of Wyndham
Welcome Home Dinner
District 9800 GSE Team Back from Japan

Wed 16th June 2010

Click HERE for flyer

District Governor's Changeover Lunch

The Rotary Club of Toorak invites you to attend the DG Changeover Lunch at CrownPalladium 11.30am for Pre-Luncheon Drinks Sunday 27 June 2010

Entertainment by Singer/Songwriter Dianna Corcoran - Female Artist of the Year
FREE PARKING in multi level car park - Entrance off Kingsway and Clark Street, Airbridge to Crown. Take ticket to cloak room for validation.

Bookings by Fri 12th June 2010 to: Rotary Club of Toorak, PO Box 397 Toorak Vic 3142
Phone: 0419 357 864 Fax: 03 9509 7935   Email:

Want to view The Rotary Club of Toorak Web Site click the following link -  

The Rotary Club of Albert Park Book Store




Click HERE to download Book Store Flyer

It is located at the Galilee School Building, Parish of Sts Peter & Paul, Cnr Dorcas & Monatague Streets, South Melbourne (at back of church). Currrently it is open each Saturday 10.00am - 2.00 pm.

Great Prices   1000's of Books for Sale - Softbacks, Hardbacks, Collectables, Classics, Crime, Australiana, Sport, Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Childrens, Lit, Art, History, War Photography , Cookbooks, Wine, Gardening, and lots more............

From collectables to cars, buy and sell all kinds of items on eBay   We also have books for sale on our ebay site  where we sellsome of the collectible and antiquarian books that are donated.<>.

Spread the word let your family, friends, neighbours, clubs and organisations know. We appreciate any purchases or any donations.  This helps us to raise funds for needy projects that our club wishes to donate to.

Looking to buy books either come into our store at the above address or go online to view our books for sale at ebay or ABE.

If your have any queries please contact Jenny Grebler on 0403841044.

If you have books to donate please contact Henry Michaelsen on 9681 7382 or Greig McEwan on 0417 055 953 and they will arrange a pick up time.

Door Roster


Please be sure to notify Editor Loretta Michaelsen should you change your allocated time so it can be updated in the bulletin.

May 2010
Ken Hall, Tessa McGuigan, Ray Pape, Jeremy Paton
June 2010
Gerry Phillips, Deb Renshaw-Jones, Michael Walstab, Ann White
July 2010
John Airey, Stephen Bond, Yvonne Flanders, Helen Harris

If you are unable to fulfill your door duty, please speak to another member and organise a replacement for yourself.


For all other queries about the door roster please contact Paul Sullivan 0412 818144  email

Book Store Roster

As you are already aware, the Club has been given the opportunity to use The (old) GalileeSchool building at the Parish of Sts Peter & Paul, Cnr Dorcas & Montague Streets, South Melbourne, for our second hand books.

We require 2 people each Saturday and I have split the shifts into 2 hours, if you are able to do the full 4 hours, please place your name in both time slots. Jenny Grebler will be on hand each week and she has a wealth of information about the books. Jenny will need 1 person in the morning and 1 person in the afternoon to help her out.

No prior knowledge of the books is necessary, ALL books will be priced and you will just be required to take money for the sales and help people where needed.

Please respond to Deb Renshaw-Jones  MB: 0438 250 908 and let her know what shifts you are able to do for the remainder of May and June.

10am - 12pm

12pm - 2pm

Sat May 15 Jenny Grebler 1  Jenny Grebler
2  Paul Sullivan 2  Michael Walstab
Sat May 22 1  Jenny Grebler 1  Jenny Grebler
2  Ian Wavish 2 Loretta Michaelsen
Sat May 29 1  Jenny Grebler 1  Jenny Grebler
2  Helen Harris 2  Deanne Allan
Sat Jun 5 1 Jenny Grebler 1  Jenny Grebler
2  Peter Holdsworth
Sat Jun 12 1  Jenny Grebler 1 Jenny Grebler
2  Paul Sullivan 2  Deanne Allan
Sat Jun 19   1  Jenny Grebler 1  Jenny Grebler
2  Rob McIldowie 2
3  Lorraine McIldowie
Sat Jun 26 1  Jenny Grebler 1  Jenny Grebler
2 2
Sat Jul 3 1  Jenny Grebler 1  Jenny Grebler
2 Paul Sullivan


Community Meals

Rotary Club of Albert Park Community Meals

Want community Meals Instructions. Please login, go to My ClubRunner Box, Click on View Club Documents, then click on Community Meals Instructions. 


If you have any issues or changes please contact Paul Flakus by Tuesday each week if you  are unavailable OR that they have made alternative changes on 0417 567 747  Phone: 03 9589 1722    Fax: 03 9589 2799 or

Community Meals        -              1st                        2nd               Emergency


8th May 

Paul Flakus

Ivo Georgiev

David Gorman

15th May

Chris Lovett

Del Lovett

Paul Flakus

22nd May

Paul Flakus

Kerry Kornhauser

29th May

Paul Flakus

Tess McGuigan

Michael Walstab

5th June

Paul Flakus

Ian Wavish

Ken hall

12th June

Paul Flakus

Robert Redpath

Stephen Bond

19th June

Phil Schols

David Gorman

Paul Flakus

26th June

Lorraine McIIdowie

Rob McIldowie

Paul Flakus

Club Presidents

03-11-92 Club / Chartered

03-11-92/94 Jim Corsie

1993-94 Doug Wade


1994-95 Gad Kolsky

1995-96 Rob Denton

1996-97 Ann White


1997-98 Loryn Clark

1998-99 David Gorman

1999-00 Vicki Teschke


2000-01 Mark Mills

2001-02 Gerry Phillips

2002-03 Clifton Warren


2003-04 Yolanda Pettinato

2004-05 Jessie Bainbridge

2005-06 Jim Prokhovnik


2006-07 Jenny Hunter

2007-08 Ken Hall

2008-09 Ian Henry


2009/2010 Joan Robison


Past Bulletins

Bulletin Apr 14, 2010 Click HERE        Bulletin Apr 14, 2010 Click HERE
Bulletin Apr 28, 2010 Click HERE        Bulletin May 5, 2010 Click HERE
Bulletin May 12, 2010 Click HERE       Bulletin May 19, 2010 Click HERE

Click HERE for Rotary Foundation News Edition 2

Charity Golf Day Sponsers 2010

Greatfully Achkowledge the following tee sponsers for the The Rotary Club of Albert
 Park Charity Golf Day March 19, 2010.


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Thats All For This Week
by Loretta Michaelsen

That's all for this week. Don't forget members can login into The Rotary Club of Albert Park web site where they are they able to view, print off club documents. ie club directory, club organisational chart, leave of absence forms and more.... need assistance please contact me.